How countries will benefit

Through its working groups, the Health Data Collaborative will produce numerous tools, such as data standards, measurement methods, health indicators and other resources that will support countries to collect, analyse and use more accurate and reliable health data.

Around the world, countries are faced with collecting data for numerous different donors using different methods and indicators. The tools we produce will help to harmonise those methods, easing the administrative burden on countries and ensuring they have better data, for better decisions, and better health.

We’re developing a one-stop shop for health information system standards that will include: 

  • Guidelines for designing measurement and evaluation systems within national health sector plans
  • A package of recommended indicators, data quality metrics and dashboards for collecting and analysing data at health facilities and in communities
  • Standards for integrating outbreak surveillance into routine health information systems
  • Harmonized set of survey tools for collecting comprehensive household health data
  • Resource kit to improve birth and death registration
  • Core health workforce metrics
  • Guidelines on designing health systems that talk to each other and policies for sharing data

Featured Documents

Five-Point Call to Action

The declaration from more than 600 health leaders at the 2015 Summit on Measurement and Accountability for Health, describing priority actions and targets for smarter investments and stronger capacities for health data.

Health Data Collaborative Operational Workplan 2016 - 2017

View the Collaborative's objectives and deliverables.

Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators

A standard set of 100 indicators prioritized by the global community to provide concise information on the health situation and trends, including responses at national and global levels.

Global Digital Health Resources and Maturity Models: A Summary (UPDATED)  (144 kB)
HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Mapping Tool  (314 kB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Mapping Tool (314 kB)

10/12/2018 14:38 314 kB

Health Facility Data Analysis and Use toolkit  (428 kB)

Health Facility Data Analysis and Use toolkit (428 kB)

31/10/2018 11:14 428 kB

Global Digital Health Resources and Maturity Models: A Summary  (133 kB)
HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Complete References  (226 kB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Complete References (226 kB)

16/10/2018 10:50 226 kB

Harmonized Approach to Health Facility Assessments  (1.17 MB)

Harmonized Approach to Health Facility Assessments (1.17 MB)

13/09/2018 08:17 1.17 MB

Standardized Health Facility Survey Modules Flyer  (414 kB)

Standardized Health Facility Survey Modules Flyer (414 kB)

12/09/2018 12:42 414 kB

Health Expenditure Tracking webinars  (256 kB)

Health Expenditure Tracking webinars (256 kB)

03/09/2018 11:40 256 kB

Classification of Digital Health Interventions  (394 kB)

Classification of Digital Health Interventions (394 kB)

29/05/2018 11:52 394 kB

The classification of digital health interventions (DHIs) categorizes the different ways in which digital and mobile technologies are being used to support health system needs. Historically, the diverse communities working in digital health—including government stakeholders, technologists, clinicians, implementers, network operators, researchers, donors— have lacked a mutually understandable language with which to assess and articulate functionality. A shared and standardized vocabulary was recognized as necessary to identify gaps and duplication, evaluate effectiveness, and facilitate alignment across different digital health implementations. Targeted primarily at public health audiences, this Classification framework aims to promote an accessible and bridging language for health program planners to articulate functionalities of digital health implementations. This Classification framework was developed by WHO, supported by the HDC’s DH&I WG.

Digital Health Atlas  (154 kB)

Digital Health Atlas (154 kB)

29/05/2018 10:31 154 kB

Developed by the WHO and global partners under the Health Data Collaborative, the Digital Health Atlas is a web-based platform supporting digital health technology registration and assessment; it can inventory and prospectively manage information about digital health products and deployments, including cataloguing maturity and scale, functionality, data capture, and interoperability. Different stakeholder groups can review, understand and track individual digital health investments, viewing each solution geographically and in relation to national plans and health infrastructure. For more information, please visit:

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